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Hubris? Laziness? Questions not answered


The idiom “A pig in a poke” is “a thing that is bought without first being inspected, and thus of unknown authenticity or quality.” (Wikipedia)
The phrase popped into my head as I was reading the Bucks County Voters Education Guide published by the Bucks County Herald on May 5.
In my efforts to educate myself about the candidates for the upcoming Primary Election, I noticed that several of the candidates didn’t bother to respond to a set of questions posed by the League of Women Voters — questions intended to provide voters with relevant information to help them decide which candidates would presumably best represent them.
All candidates are invited to answer the same questions, and their answers are not revised or edited by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters.

The candidates want our vote, yet are unwilling to respond to reasonable, relevant questions?
I, for one, will not vote for a candidate who, through hubris, laziness, indifference or whatever, doesn’t respect voters enough to answer legitimate questions posed by appropriate media.
Cathy Morano, New Britain Township